The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 229 143 153
Rank change year-on-year
-86 +10
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 27 97 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.36% 1.36% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.58% 5.99% 5.09%
Number of salaries quoted 23 97 94
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1706 1619 1905
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.97% 22.75% 25.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1298 1374 1616
Average salary £36,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCSD
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region.

MCSD Salary Trend in the North West

MCSD
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the North West

MCSD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -51 12 £35,000 -6.66%
Manchester -22 9 £40,000 - 2
Lancashire -12 3 - -
Cumbria 0 2 £62,500 +66.66% 1
Merseyside -2 1 £28,625 -34.57%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (95.00%) .NET
2 57 (95.00%) ASP.NET
3 56 (93.33%) C#
3 56 (93.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 54 (90.00%) SQL Server
4 54 (90.00%) MVC
5 53 (88.33%) TDD
5 53 (88.33%) MCP
6 51 (85.00%) MCAD
6 51 (85.00%) MCTS
6 51 (85.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 48 (80.00%) WCF
8 46 (76.67%) Web Application Development
8 46 (76.67%) Razor View Engine
9 32 (53.33%) MSTest
10 30 (50.00%) Spring.NET
10 30 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
10 30 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
10 30 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (50.00%) Kanban
10 30 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
10 30 (50.00%) Moq
10 30 (50.00%) Castle Windsor
10 30 (50.00%) Ninject
10 30 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
10 30 (50.00%) NUnit
10 30 (50.00%) Scrum
11 27 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (38.33%) BDD

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Internet
1 2 (3.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (35.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) Ingres
3 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 32 (53.33%) MSTest
2 30 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 30 (50.00%) Moq
2 30 (50.00%) NUnit
3 2 (3.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.33%) Selenium
4 1 (1.67%) Subversion
4 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.33%) Billing
1 2 (3.33%) Finance
1 2 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 58 (96.67%) Developer
2 53 (88.33%) .NET Developer
3 5 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (3.33%) Systems Developer
4 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (3.33%) Senior Systems Developer
4 2 (3.33%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (3.33%) Architect
4 2 (3.33%) Technical Architect
4 2 (3.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (1.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (1.67%) Analyst
5 1 (1.67%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (1.67%) Programmer
5 1 (1.67%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (95.00%) .NET
1 57 (95.00%) ASP.NET
2 56 (93.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 51 (85.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 48 (80.00%) WCF
5 46 (76.67%) Razor View Engine
6 30 (50.00%) Spring.NET
6 30 (50.00%) Castle Windsor
6 30 (50.00%) Ninject
6 30 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
7 6 (10.00%) CSS
8 5 (8.33%) WinForms
8 5 (8.33%) WPF
8 5 (8.33%) .NET Framework
9 3 (5.00%) Ajax
9 3 (5.00%) jQuery
9 3 (5.00%) HTML
9 3 (5.00%) SOAP
10 2 (3.33%) Web Services
10 2 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Solaris
2 3 (5.00%) UNIX
3 2 (3.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (90.00%) MVC
2 53 (88.33%) TDD
3 46 (76.67%) Web Application Development
4 30 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
4 30 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (50.00%) Kanban
4 30 (50.00%) Scrum
5 27 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (38.33%) BDD
7 21 (35.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 21 (35.00%) CQRS
8 7 (11.67%) OO
8 7 (11.67%) OOD
9 5 (8.33%) OOP
9 5 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
9 5 (8.33%) MVVM
10 3 (5.00%) Waterfall
11 2 (3.33%) UML
11 2 (3.33%) Migration
11 2 (3.33%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 56 (93.33%) C#
2 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.00%) SQL
4 1 (1.67%) XPath
4 1 (1.67%) Korn
4 1 (1.67%) Bourne shell
4 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.67%) AWK
4 1 (1.67%) VB6
4 1 (1.67%) VB
4 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (88.33%) MCP
3 51 (85.00%) MCAD
3 51 (85.00%) MCTS
4 2 (3.33%) CCA
4 2 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.33%) CCEA
4 2 (3.33%) MCSE
4 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) Citrix
2 2 (3.33%) VMware
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle
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